International Journal of Engineering Science
Using the theory of micropolar fluids due to Eringen, asymptotic boundary layer solutions are presented to study the combined convection from a vertical semi-infinite plate to a micropolar fluid. Consideration is given to the region close to the leading edge as well as the region far away from the leading edge. Numerical results are obtained for the velocity, angular velocity and temperature distribution. The missing wall values of the velocity, angular velocity and thermal functions are tabulated. Micropolar fluids display drag reduction and reduced surface heat transfer rate when compared to Newtonian fluids.
Gorla, R., Lin, P., , & An-Jen, Y. (1990). Asymptotic boundary layer solutions for mixed convection from a vertical surface in a micropolar fluid. International Journal of Engineering Science, 28(6), 525-533. doi:10.1016/0020-7225(90)90054-M
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